Photography: Andreas Souchis
Editor: Katerina Theocharis
The globetrotter can be a fan of all things modernist and all things classic.
And although he knows his Winter wonderland escapes from his mini-breaks, no matter where he chooses to set off to, he believes that luxury follows function and has a deep mistrust for everything simply ornamental. We know you’re thinking that getting this gentleman a gift he will treasure for life, whether he is on the go to discover the cultural hidden gems of a major destination, or simply enjoys a street latte with a map in hand, is quite the task. To make the festive season infinitely more palatable for this gent, It’s a MAN’s Class has complied the perfect selection of pieces from ΤΖΑΝΝΕΣ S.A. and Montblanc that will make sure you don’t leave his globetrotting contentment to chance.
Transient fashions may be alright for everyone else but for Mr. Business Traveler who goes after functionality fused with pure design. Neatly, and tastefully organized he will treasure the 4810 Westside Single Gusset Briefcase featuring Montblanc’s iconic print and shiny gunmetal hardware finishing, a spacious interior designed to keep all his business folios well classified. Travel essentials such as travel tickets, documents, city guides and keys all fit perfectly into the large back pocket. The briefcase’s convenient leather handle and adjustable, detachable branded shoulder strap will put his faith in what has gone before. A satellite system to attach the bag to a trolley provide multiple carry options and Mr. Business Traveler will have something truly timeless to thank you for.
Mr Rover may be a neat city gent who works a nine-to-five but that hardly means he will spend his entire days behind a desk in suspenders. His wanderlust has him pack his bare essentials to a chalet-styled hotel, or taking the day off on a plane to Milan. Montblanc’s Meisterstück Soft Grain Backpack, crafted from blue grained leather, provides a soft natural feel and can be carried using the two adjustable shoulder straps or with the comfortable leather handle while it comes equipped with a storm cap on the backside which can be used in rainy conditions to cover the bag, keeping it dry. As Mr. Rover himself would have it, he will carry on his crossings come rain or come shine.
The long winding routes of South Italy, the white magic alpine runs of Courchevel, the boldly excessive avenues of New York, there is no place Mr. Navigator has not sought after to discover as this gent has upped the ante on the traveler’s lists. What could be more suitable than the Montblanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum, to interpret one of the most contemporary and useful complications – the world time function – in a new, innovative way. This grand timepiece that adopts a universal approach, telling the time in 24 time zones and additionally indicating how day and night evolve all over the world, will hands down set Mr. Navigator in Christmas-time orbit.
Effortlessly stylish with a severe knack for every piece that has stood the test of time. Mr. Excursionist will jump every opportunity to embark on a mini-break. He only needs to put on a pair of Montblanc Streamlined Sunglasses inspired by the ’50s, to channel his inner Steve McQueen. Leave it to an iconic frame to brings together a vintage feeling and an ultra-modern execution, finished with blue lenses by Zeiss with a light silver flash and blue detailing on the temple that will have Mr. Excursionist’s ceaselessly discerning sight gazing at the endless stretches of azure on his way to the next destination.